Rebels In Paradise

Rebels in Paradise is the title of a book by historian Bruce Laurie. He traces the steps that five 19th century men took in establishing a […]

The Ascension of Mass. Senator Stan Rosenberg

With the new legislative session about underway, comes the election of Massachusetts’ House Speaker and Senate President. Among the pair, western Massachusetts’ first legislative leader in about 40 years, Senator Stan Rosenberg from Amherst.

Median Income of Five Western Massachusetts Towns Among Lowest in the State

A report compiled by The Boston Globe ranks median incomes of cities and towns across Massachusetts: both highest and lowest. Making the top ten of the lowest median incomes are five Western Massachusetts communities: Springfield, Holyoke, Monterey, Southbridge and Orange. Not one Western Massachusetts city or town is in the top twenty of highest median incomes.